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eSTEeM Projects

eSTEeM is providing a mechanism for professional development through practice-based scholarship within a mentored community. Much of our work is organised on a project basis with project management aimed at the delivery of new educational outcomes and scholarship outputs. 

eSTEeM supports a rolling portfolio of approx. 80 active scholarship projects under a number of themes which include:

  • Access, Participation and Success
  • Innovative assessment
  • Online/onscreen STEM practice
  • Supporting students
  • Technologies for STEM learning

To learn more about our projects, please click on the project titles or use the search feature below by entering keywords. To search by the name of a project leader, please use the 'Filter by Project Leader' tab on the right-hand side of this page.

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    Online Chemistry Support Clinics

  1. Nick ChattertonElaine Moore
  2. The “Chemistry Clinics”, now re-named as “Getting Ready for….”, were initially designed to enhance retention and progression in the second-year chemistry module, S215.

    January 2016 to January 2020

    Understanding and improving students’ learning experience and engagement with practical science on-line: The case of virtual and remote microscopes

  3. Christothea Herodotou
  4. There is a need to better understand what works best for students who study practical science online in order to improve their overall learning experience.

    February 2016 to January 2019

    SDK100 – what aspects of this online only module are the students engaging with?

  5. Vikki Haley-MirnarCarol Midgley
  6. SDK100 Introduction to health sciences, an evidence-based approach (first presented in October 2015) is the Level 1 entry module for the Q71 BSc Health Sciences pathway. It was the first core module in Science to be delivered entirely online.

    October 2016 to March 2021

    Understanding on-line teaching practice: the importance of the observation

  7. Chris Douce
  8. This project captured and identified the practice of tutorial observations from two different perspectives: the perspective of the distance learning tutor, and the perspective of their manager or staff tutor.

    January 2017 to July 2018

    VISION - Visual Interfaces for Systematising and Interpreting Online Notes

  9. Ale OkadaAnna De LiddoAndrea Berardi
  10. Understanding students’ preferences and habits about digital reading is fundamental to support paperless learning.

    May 2017 to February 2021

    Online Team Investigations in Science (OTIS)

  11. Mark Jones
  12. Aims: By taking a comparative approach between three online team investigations in planetary science and astronomy, this project aims to investigate the factors that may be important in determining the effectiveness of such activities.

    October 2017 to December 2021

    Improving student engagement during online-only courses through the use of interactive question-embedded videos

  13. Bryan SingerRafael Hidalgo
  14. Highly Commended at the 4th eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2021 under the category - Innovative Approach to Teaching.

    May 2018 to February 2021

    Online journal clubs in distance higher education: an opportunity to develop skills and community?

  15. Fiona MoormanKaren New
  16. Winner of the 3rd eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2020 under the category - Innovative/Original Approach to Teaching.

    November 2018 to January 2020

    Understanding and mitigating students difficulties in undertaking complex practical activities on their computers

  17. Patrick Wong
  18. Hands-on practical activities can improve students understanding of technological concepts and provide an opportunity to improve their technical skills.

    November 2018 to September 2020

    Supporting students in online tuition from Access through the student journey

  19. Carlton WoodLynda Cook
  20. Within many STEM modules we have moved to an online platform for learning events, including tuition.  Whilst there are many benefits to online tuition by both tutors and students (such as remote access) anecdotal evidence suggests that STEM OU students do not actively participate in online tuitio

    November 2018 to June 2023

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